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What will I learn?

The master’s degree in mathematics encompasses the basic graduate curriculum in mathematics, and also offers the opportunity of some more specialized training in an area of interest. A typical master’s programme will involve the following fields: algebra, analysis, geometry, foundations, numerical analysis, computer science, and various other fields of applied mathematics.

There are two streams in the Programme:

  • Mathematics Stream
  • Big Data Analytics and Computations Stream

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this degree, graduates should have acquired good mathematical knowledge and skill beyond undergraduate level.

I. Mathematics Stream

A. Knowledge

Graduates should have acquired:

  • advanced concepts in mathematics of higher level;
  • mathematical theory and applications in rigorous fashion; and
  • Further knowledge in recently developed topics of mathematics.

B. Skills

Graduates should have acquired:

  • the ability to understand and comprehend mathematical literature of higher level independently;
  • the ability to apply mathematical knowledge in a professional field (in teaching or in other fields); and
  • the ability to formulate and communicate logically on problems involving mathematics;

C. Values and attributes

Graduates are expected to be able to:

  • appreciate and advocate the beauty/power of higher mathematics in human culture and the modern society.
  • take advantage of quantitative and analytic exactitude; and
  • promote mathematics in scientific development as well as in the general education of the society.

Big Data Analytics and Computations Stream

A. Knowledge

Graduates will have advanced knowledge in computational methods and data analytics;

B. Skills

Graduates can apply efficient methods to analyze the data in many different areas, for example, business, industry and scientific research.

Coursework Requirement

I. Mathematics Stream

Applicable to students admitted from 2018-19 and thereafter.

Students are required to complete 24 units in Mathematics coded MMAT5xxx, in which at most 3 units can be chosen from MATH3XXX-4XXX or MATH5XXX-6XXX; or

II. Big Data Analytics and Computations Stream

Applicable to students admitted from 2018-19 and thereafter.

Students who select to specialize in Big Data Analytics and Computation Stream* are required to complete 24 units in MMAT5XXX, in which at least 18 units are chosen from MMAT5210, 5230, 5240, 5250, 5310, 5320, 5330, 5340, 5350, 5360, 5370, 5380 and 5390. At most 3 units can be chosen from MATH3XXX-4XXX or MATH5XXX-6XXX.

At least one full academic year of study for a full-time student and at least two full academic years of study for a part-time student are required. Unless with written approval from the Graduate Panel, a full-time student should take no more than 5 courses in each term; a part-time student should take no more than 2 courses in each term.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,13,961) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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